EquiShui

Healing One Stride at a time

One day, all students will have the opportunity to earn a college degree that provides them with meaningful economic and personal prospects. Learn how founder, Alexandra Bernadotte, is turning that vision into a reality through a high-tech, high-touch model.

We envision a world where everyone understands the connection between our food, our health, and our environment.

There is a vast sense of disconnection plaguing our society

And we are seeing an unraveling of informal ties/communal bonds creating problems and dysfunctions at all levels. This departure from connectedness is deeply brutalizing to the human spirit  - especially to our most vulnerable populations

Helping Professionals
  • A recent survey of 15,000 US doctors found 44% were experiencing symptoms of burnout.

  • They report feelings of disconnection from work.

  • 250,000 deaths every year due to medical error

  • Healthcare turnover is up 20.6% in 2017

  • 200 % increased odds of suicidal ideation among physicians.

At risk children & youth

In America, $9.4 M children are living in poverty which translates to 1 in 3 children living in poverty in NY (600K)

Only 57% will get high school diploma, and 1/3 of them will fall victim to incarceration by age 18.

NY teen pregnancy rate is 21% higher than the national average

Veterans

Today, 20 Veterans will commit suicide. This equals 7,300 veterans in a given year.

American soldiers are ripped from a tribe-like community where they eat, sleep, and fight together, and then suddenly dropped back into a disconnected one and struggle with issues of transition from military life to civilian life

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Helping Professionals

A recent survey of 15,000 US doctors found 44% were experiencing symptoms of burnout and felt disconnected to their work.

Boys Relaxing After Workout

At risk Children & Teens

In America, $9.4 M children are living in poverty which translates to 1 in 3 children living in poverty in NY (600K).

US Army Soldier in Universal Camouflage

Veterans

Today, 20 Veterans will commit which translates to 7,300 veterans in a given year.

  • 250,000 deaths every year due to medical error.

  • 200 % increased odds of suicidal ideation among physicians.

  • Only 57% will get high school diploma, and 1/3 of them will fall victim to incarceration by age 18.

  • American soldiers ripped from a tribe-like community and dropped back into a disconnected one  struggle with issues of transition from military life to civilian life.

WHAT WE DO

 
 

We are creating a culture of connection by bringing people in need to an environment that nurtures, heals, renews and provides a sense of connection to self, to others and to the world.

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Our mission is to create a culture of connection by offering transformative equine assisted programs to people in need. We empower helping professionals, children and veterans to connect to self-worth, personal dignity and gain a sense of belonging to community and the world.

We are creating sustainable change in lives, communities and the world, one stride at a time

Working with horses allows people to connect to themselves and those around them in new and profound ways

OUR PROGRAMS

HEAL THE HEALER 

The Equishui heal the healer program takes helping professionals on an inner and outer journey of renewal toward reconnecting to their vocation and those they serve.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

EquiShui’s children's program is an experiential, social, emotional and ethical learning program geared towards at-risk children and teens from or around NYC who do not have the opportunity to be a part of the natural world very often.

VETERANS PROGRAM

Our veterans’ program is a trauma-informed equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) program developed to serve the needs of veterans who have struggled with issues around transition from military life to civilian life and /or suffer some form of trauma from being in service.

WATCH US IN ACTION

We are creating a culture of connection and healing from the earth up by bringing people in need to an environment that nurtures, heals, renews and provides a sense of connection to self, to others and to the world.

FRIENDS OF EQUISHUI

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Make a difference in your community and in the world.

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VOLUNTEER

Mentor and serve with buildOn U.S. students, share your your skills, and make a positive impact on the youth of your community.

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PARTNER

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DONATE

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